Unprecedented Cynicism: Russian TV blames atrocities of Russian terrorists on Right Sector (warning, graphic content)

 

War in the Donbas

Unprecedented cynicism and Lies of NTV: Russian national television channel publishes atrocities committed by Russian terrorists, but blames the Right Sector (Ukrainian nationalist political party).

The Russian television channel NTV in its disingenuous propaganda exceeded itself when it attributed atrocities of terrorists in Donbas to the Right Sector, as blogger Viktor Kadocnikov wrote, passed on from censor.NET.

“Remember how in the separatist VK group ARMY OF NOVOROSSIA.STAKHANOV (Russian: АРМИЯ НОВОРОССИИ.СТАХАНОВ) shocking photographs of severed heads appeared, where terrorists bragged that they’ll send the heads of the Ukrainian “punishers” to their birthplace?

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Parcels to the birthplaces of the punishers that shot our guys and civilians!!! [translators note: following Russian propaganda, separatist supporters call the Ukrainian army “punishers”]

The snapshot makes it clear: it is the separatists, supported by the social media VK group, that are sending the parcels with the severed heads to the relatives of the killed soldiers. The post gathered angry comments even from separatist supporters. The top one reads “Not a good idea, I think. It’s inhumane somehow((( so they got killed, but this is too much. I hope this ‘parcel’ will not be sent.”

Later this post was deleted from the group. Apparently, the perpetrators realized that they are not doing themselves any favors by publicizing their frightful misdeeds. Thankfully, there is an webcache of the original post.

Later, on September 9,  the Russian NTV television channel reported  of Donetsk residents receiving the severed heads of their loved ones, supposedly supporters of separatism, in the mail, and blamed the killings on Ukraine’s Right Sector, accusing them of horrendous atrocities.

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Shocking: residents of Donetsk Oblast started receiving parcels with severed heads of their loved ones. The HQ of the self-proclaimed republic confirms: all the killed are rebels that were captured by the Right Sector. The exact number of the brutally murdered is unknown.

These news stories also appeared in the official group of NTV on vk.com, as well as their own official website:

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Right Sector sends heads of killed rebels to their relatives in Donetsk Oblast. Shocking information came in from Donetsk Oblast: families living there started receiving parcels with severed heads of their relatives

“It’s very convenient for propagandists to pass on the atrocities of bandits as atrocities of the Right Sector; not a single release these days can seem to do without this practice. All of us have the chance to once again reassure ourselves of what kind of cesspool this really is, this federal channel NTV. We need to show this to the Putinists we know; they will have no excuses. Russian journalists will take their shame to the grave; they can never wash themselves of the blood of innocents as long as they live,” said one blogger.

Source: censor.net, translated by Euromaidan Press staff, edited by L. Spencer and Anonymous

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